Kathleen S. Royston, age 87, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at Little Creek Nursing Facility. She was a native of Erwin and a graduate of East Tennessee State College (now E.T.S.U.). She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Knoxville. Kathleen had worked previously for Weeks and Ambrose a Knoxville architect firm as an office administrator. She had a passion for cooking and had a witty sense of humor. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. U.G. Shelton; daughter, Rebecca Christine Royston Thompson and brother, U. G. Shelton, Jr. and by a sister, Louise Shelton. She leaves behind to cherish her memories her husband Charles C. Royston, Jr. and a granddaughter, Laura Christine Thompson of Calico Rock, AR. A time of visitation to offer condolences and share memories with the family to be at Valley Funeral Home will be scheduled at a later date.